Integrated sustainability assessment and optimization of energy systems
January 2018 until December 2020
Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi)
INATECH (Uni Freiburg)
INEC (Hochschule Pforzheim)
ZIRIUS (Uni Stuttgart)
ITAS (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie - KIT)
Project Manager at the Institute of Networked Energy Systems:
Dr. Tobias Naegler
The political debate on the sustainable transformation of the energy system often focusses on the aspects of climate protection and associated expenses for private households and the industry. Other aspects such as resource demand, social acceptance or life cycle emissions of pollutants are often neglected. However, the national strategy of the German Government has to consider these issues as well in order to develop and implement political measures to foster a transformation towards a sustainable energy system.
The main objective of the project InNOSys is the development of a new generic modelling and assessment approach for energy scenarios which allows a multicriteria assessment and optimisation of technically and structurally feasible development pathways of the energy system in Germany. Assessment criteria include economic, ecologic and social indicators.
The project partners DLR, GWS, INATECH, INEC, ITAS, and ZIRIUS pursue the following aims:
The project consortium combines a broad-ranging knowledge with respect to the ongoing discussion on sustainability, on energy system modelling and optimisation, on Life Cycle Assessment, assessment of macroeconomic effects of transformation processes as well as social science oriented research with respect to participation and social acceptance to an integrated concept for the sustainability assessment of energy transformation scenarios in Germany.
Central objectives of the DLR are: